Thursday, October 30, 2014

Club plans to dish out staple meal for charity | The Baylor Lariat

Club plans to dish out staple meal for charity | The Baylor Lariat: "Students involved in Baylor’s Global Community Living Center have come up with a new fundraiser to raise hunger and cultural awareness in the community by supporting a local charity.

Plates for Poverty, an event in which students will be able to purchase a plate of food, will serve as a fundraiser to support Mission Waco."



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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Student creates Ebola campaign - The Shorthorn : Life + Entertainment

Student creates Ebola campaign - The Shorthorn : Life + Entertainment: "The electrical engineering graduate student manages multiple informative Facebook pages and now started a campaign to raise Ebola awareness. He hopes that he can make students aware of the disease and its symptoms."



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Monday, October 27, 2014

Voluntourism is a 'waste of time and money' - and gappers are better off working in Britain - News & Advice - Travel - The Independent

Voluntourism is a 'waste of time and money' - and gappers are better off working in Britain - News & Advice - Travel - The Independent: "Helping out at an African nursery or digging trenches in rural India might have become a fashionable – and expensive - rite of passage for thousands of young people each year, but volunteers would often do more good staying at home and assisting communities on their own doorstep, a conference on ethical tourism will hear tomorrow."



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Voluntourism is a 'waste of time and money' - and gappers are better off working in Britain - News & Advice - Travel - The Independent

Voluntourism is a 'waste of time and money' - and gappers are better off working in Britain - News & Advice - Travel - The Independent: "Helping out at an African nursery or digging trenches in rural India might have become a fashionable – and expensive - rite of passage for thousands of young people each year, but volunteers would often do more good staying at home and assisting communities on their own doorstep, a conference on ethical tourism will hear tomorrow."



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Non-profits: Recruit next-generation volunteers | Rochester Business Journal New York business news and information

Non-profits: Recruit next-generation volunteers | Rochester Business Journal New York business news and information: "At the same time, it’s no secret that many non-profits continue to struggle with underfunding and an overall lack of resources. For these to thrive long term, we must look to the future of succession planning. This begins with volunteers. As the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ National Philanthropy Day approaches, we must seriously reconsider how we approach and engage this next generation. "



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Friday, October 24, 2014

Teen philanthropist to be honored - KUSI News - San Diego, CA

Teen philanthropist to be honored - KUSI News - San Diego, CA: "17-year-old Daisy Aguilar is the youngest person to be honored this year as an Outstanding San Diego Philanthropist.

Philanthropy is a fancy name for something that Daisy says comes naturally.

The University of San Diego freshman being recognized for her work as a teen mentor at the Boys and Girls Club in Solana Beach."



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UNK philanthropy class to give nonprofits $10K - Kearney Hub: Local

UNK philanthropy class to give nonprofits $10K - Kearney Hub: Local: " The philanthropy class at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will distribute $10,000 to area nonprofits that develop and implement a program to benefit the community."



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Ebola Fighters Enlist Texts in Bid to Curb Outbreak - Bloomberg

Ebola Fighters Enlist Texts in Bid to Curb Outbreak - Bloomberg: "Using technology that can target mobile phones in a specific area, workers with the United Nations Children’s Fund sent texts to a group of Monrovia teenagers telling them how to sign up for Ebola alerts. The teens texted back questions, such as how can they avoid getting sick?"



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Thursday, October 23, 2014

New Orleans teen honored as outstanding youth in philanthropy | NOLA.com

New Orleans teen honored as outstanding youth in philanthropy | NOLA.com: "Princeton Carter, a student at Newman High School in New Orleans, has been named the 2014 Bob Carter Companies Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Carter, 16, will receive the award at the National Philanthropy Day Honors: A Celebration of People and Impact event on Nov. 15 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C."



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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

"Ice bucket' event at Wilkesboro raises $3,023 for laptop computers - journalpatriot: News

"Ice bucket' event at Wilkesboro raises $3,023 for laptop computers - journalpatriot: News: "Students at Wilkesboro Elementary School raised $3,023 for the purchase of new laptop computers last week in an “ice bucket penny war challenge.”
Throughout the week (Oct. 13-17), students were encouraged to bring loose change and bills."



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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The 2014 San Diego National Philanthropy Day Awards honor San Diego people and companies that make San Diego a better place. | UTSanDiego.com

The 2014 San Diego National Philanthropy Day Awards honor San Diego people and companies that make San Diego a better place. | UTSanDiego.com: "When Daisy Aguilar and Rosa Olascoaga are honored as Outstanding Youth Volunteers at the San Diego National Philanthropy Day Awards on Oct. 28, the two college freshmen will be sharing the stage with such local luminaries as Ernest and Evelyn Rady and Lori M. Walton. They will be sharing the credit with the people who handed them the philanthropy torch and taught them how to run with it."



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Monday, October 06, 2014

Plymouth six-year-old leads call to fundraise for new Derriford Hospital charity | Plymouth Herald

Plymouth six-year-old leads call to fundraise for new Derriford Hospital charity | Plymouth Herald: "A SIX-YEAR-OLD fundraiser is leading the call to join a charity walk to help patients at Derriford Hospital.

Little Mackenzie Beer will do the ‘Walk for Wards’ on Sunday – taking part in the first official fundraiser of a brand new charity."



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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Mozilla: Just 5 percent of computer science kids go into nonprofits. We’re going to change that. - The Washington Post

Mozilla: Just 5 percent of computer science kids go into nonprofits. We’re going to change that. - The Washington Post: "Public interest groups say there aren't nearly enough tech geeks working for nonprofits and in government. New research from Mozilla and its partner, the Ford Foundation, finds that barely 10 percent of computer science students wind up working in those sectors. The vast majority — 70 percent — go to big, wealthy tech companies. While that's great for Google and Facebook, Mozilla believes building good public policy around technology means attracting more technologists directly to public service.

So the maker of the popular Firefox browser is kicking off a fellowship program designed to put young engineers in a position to affect how tech policy, "



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Monday, September 29, 2014

Dutch schools opt out of charity drive for anti-Israel groups | The Times of Israel

Dutch schools opt out of charity drive for anti-Israel groups | The Times of Israel: "Dutch schools opt out of charity drive for anti-Israel groupsSix schools in Urk, outside Amsterdam, boycott Kinderpostzegels Association’s fundraiser"



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Local product making impact at United Way | News-JournalOnline.com

Local product making impact at United Way | News-JournalOnline.com: "A communications and public relations major, she interned at the charitable organization, which works with 32 partner agencies.

She started as a resource development manager about a year ago and was quickly promoted to assistant director."



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Friday, September 26, 2014

Young folk launch '50 for 50' charity fund-raising, AsiaOne Singapore News

Young folk launch '50 for 50' charity fund-raising, AsiaOne Singapore News: "A group of 50 individuals aged 18 to 34 has set out to debunk the stereotype of apathetic youth with its very own charity drive.

Over the next three months, the group, which calls itself The Social Co, wi"



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The Courier - Your Messenger for the River Valley - Local nonprofits connect with ATU students

The Courier - Your Messenger for the River Valley - Local nonprofits connect with ATU students: "More than 325 Arkansas Tech University students learned about volunteer opportunities in the Arkansas River Valley during a community service fair sponsored by the ATU Student Activities Board on Tuesday, Sept. 23."



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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sooke Youth Leadership class are finalists - Sooke News Mirror

Sooke Youth Leadership class are finalists - Sooke News Mirror: "outh in Philanthropy Award (Ages 11 – 18), presented by TELUS:

Edward Milne Community School’s Leadership class

The Leadership class from Edward Milne Community School contributes significantly to local and global initiatives. Their annual Cops For Cancer fundraising campaign raised over $7,500 in one week and they inaugurated a one-day Spin-A-Thon, which raised $5,000."



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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Youth in Philanthropy - J-Wire » J-Wire

Youth in Philanthropy - J-Wire » J-Wire

Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College students have learnt about community needs and making decisions about granting money when there are competing priorities, when they took part in the Youth in Philanthropy program of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Starting Young: Engage Kids in Your Nonprofit - Third Sector Today


Starting Young: Engage Kids in Your Nonprofit - Third Sector Today

A few days ago, I saw an adorable story on The Today Show about a well-spoken seven-year-old girl. She was chosen as the winner of the 2014 Sprout “Kindest Kid Awards” and named the Chief Kindness Officer. The “Kindest Kid Award” is in its second year and aims to spotlight young children who are very focused on doing good.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Kingsley School help disaster relief charity ShelterBox | Leamington Observer



DISASTER relief tents and other vital supplies for refugees or
displaced families have been provided by pupils at Leamington's Kingsley
School.They have raised enough money to buy two boxes of aid which the
charity ShelterBox delivers to people who have been forced to leave
their homes and belongings to flee war zones and disaster areas around
the world.

9-year-old biking for charity across U.S. stops in Mesa

9-year-old biking for charity across U.S. stops in Mesa

CJ is 9 years old and on a cross-country bike ride to raise money for
families of children with cancer. He stopped in Mesa on Thursday, where
the family planned to spend the night, before CJ pedals his way to
Apache Junction. He is traveling the Southern Tier Adventure
Cycling route, a more than 3,000 mile trip from California to Florida.
He and his family began their journey in Oceanside, California, on Sept.
1.